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March 18, 2019

Environment Committee Rewrites Bear Hunt Bill

by Christine Stuart | Mar 18, 2019 5:35pm
Posted to: Environment

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HARTFORD, CT — Environment Committee Democrats flexed their muscles Monday and completely rewrote a bill that would have allowed a black bear hunt in Litchfield County.

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March 6, 2019

CCM: China’s Recycling Cutback Having An Impact On Connecticut Towns

by Shawn R. Beals | Mar 6, 2019 12:23pm
Posted to: Environment | Town News

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The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities is warning state officials that recycling, which has been a reliable revenue generator for cities and towns, has now become a new cost due to a changing global market.

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March 4, 2019

Officials Begin Discussing Future Of Tweed-New Haven Airport With Connecticut Airport Authority

by Shawn R. Beals | Mar 4, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Environment | Transportation | Aviation | East Haven | New Haven | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

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Aviation officials and the city of New Haven have begun discussions on the future of Tweed-New Haven Airport, which could lead to an agreement with the Connecticut Airport Authority.

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March 1, 2019

Will This Be The Year For A Black Bear Hunt?

by Jack Kramer | Mar 1, 2019 4:15pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Environment | Public Safety | Avon | Farmington | Litchfield | Simsbury

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HARTFORD, CT — Allowing hunting of black bears in certain areas of the state has become an annual debate at the state Capitol and Friday saw that conversation renewed on two different bills raised by the Environment Committee.

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February 28, 2019

Connecticut Advocate Backs ‘Green Energy’ Job Training Bill in Congress

by Peter Urban | Feb 28, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Economic Development | The Economy | Energy Sector | Energy | Environment | Federal Budget | Windsor

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WASHINGTON — Leticia Colon de Mejias, the founder of a weatherization and home-energy efficiency business in Windsor, Conn., threw her support behind legislation to increase “green energy” job training opportunities during testimony Wednesday on Capitol Hill.

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February 26, 2019

OP-ED | Two Proposed Bills Address Climate Change; Scientists Endorse One of Them

by Barth Keck | Feb 26, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Environment | Opinion | State Capitol | Chester | Thomaston

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Climate change is among the multiple issues addressed in this year’s lengthy slate of proposed bills — and not for the first time.

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February 19, 2019

Blue Earth Compost Aims To Fill Gap In Waste Disposal Infrastructure

by Shawn R. Beals | Feb 19, 2019 5:59am
Posted to: Economic Development | Energy | Environment | Social Enterprises

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HARTFORD, CT — Entrepreneurs at Blue Earth Compost have begun a crowdfunding and marketing campaign they say can put the company in a position to reduce food waste burdening the state’s aging trash infrastructure.

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February 18, 2019

Commercial Fishermen Express Interest In Two Bills

by Jack Kramer | Feb 18, 2019 5:26pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Environment | Sports

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HARTFORD, CT — Two bills that could have a big impact on Connecticut’s multi-million dollar commercial fishing business were the subject of an Environment Committee public hearing Friday.

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February 15, 2019

Lawmakers Hear Testimony on Bill to Ban Artificial Turf Playing Fields

by Jack Kramer | Feb 15, 2019 6:05pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Education | Environment | Town News | Public Health | Sports

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HARTFORD, CT — A bill that would prohibit the state and its municipalities from purchasing and using artificial turf on playing fields was the subject of a public hearing Friday before the Environment Committee.

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February 13, 2019

Lower Farmington River Could Gain Federal Protection

by Peter Urban | Feb 13, 2019 11:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Environment | Public Health | Avon | Bloomfield | Burlington | Canton | East Granby | Farmington | Granby | Hartland | Simsbury | Windsor

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WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday approved legislation to designate portions of three New England rivers as “wild and scenic” — including two in Connecticut.

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